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A favorite of top European climbers, now available in the US.
When a route requires you to stand on delicate smears, micro edges, and shallow pockets all in the same pitch, turn to the best-selling Tenaya Masai Climbing Shoe. The ideal blend of stiffness and sensitivity allows the shoe to confidently perform on a wide range of angles and hold types while the proven Vibram XS Grip rubber sticks to the most marginal of foot holds.
- Microfiber upper with a TXT-treated cotton lining provides a snug fit with minimal stretch
- Lace closure is secure and can be cinched down for a precise performance fit
- 2D PLT 10 midsole provides an ideal blend of stiffness and sensitivity for performance on a wide range of angles and features
- Subtle down turn and a moderate last shape deliver power to the toe for edging without compromising good sensitivity and rock feel
- Vibram XS Grip rubber allows you to smear, edge, and heel-hook with confidence
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Tenaya Masai Climbing Shoe
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs large
First off I am syched out of my mind to buy this shoe. I tried them on and they are comfy! The heel is fairly shallow compared to most shoes, I cant wear most fivetens cause their heels are too deep so I loved that this heel fit me! The rest of the shoe is awesome! Roomy enough to be comfy but not too much so it loses performance. The laces are good for a nice custom fit. The sole of the shoe is medium stiff so its a good all around shoe. I wear a 8 in anastazi vcs a 8.5 in teams and a 8.5 in evolvs new slipper and 7.5 in the python but I wore a 7 in the masai, so there is a wide range for sizing options. The 7's were tight but comfy I probably could go another half size smaller if I wanted to get crazy but 7s felt good and I usually like my shoes tight.
Ive been trying on...
Ive been trying on shoes trying to get an idea of size to order a pair of Tenaya's
La sportva Mythos - 41.5
La sportva Mirva - 42
5.10 Anasazi Verde - 9.5 (couldn?t get the dragons on at that size though?)
What size would you say?
How much do these stretch over time? I...
How much do these stretch over time? I wear a size 12.5-13 street shoe. What size should I get for a comfy all-day multipitch fit?
These being a fully synthetic shoe you are not going to see these stretch much; probably less than a half size if anything. I suggest fitting these within a half size of your normal casual shoe.
Rises to the challenge.
I've had the Masai's for half a year now and can honestly say that they equal or surpass other shoes in all aspects. As others have said, the edging power of these shoes is crazy. That, combined with the excellent comfort and durability, make Tenaya my new go-to brand.
Master of Sport!
This is the best shoe for all around use out there! It has the comfort of an entry level shoe. This means long pitches and days at the gym working boulder problems are no problem for the Masai's wearability. They preform great in cracks. I spent a day doing easy trad and sport pitches on North Table Mountain in Golden, CO, and I discovered that these excel at jamming in all sizes of cracks. They are also good at edging. I mean, unless I am at a 60 degree incline (in which case I prefer my Blackwings), these are truly amazing for edging. The price tag is also reasonable. Wait, didi I just say it? Did I say that I found a shoe that excels at both cracks and edges while maintaining entry level comfort and a relatively small price tag? Yes I did. The paradox has been broken!
I love these shoes, I don't even need to take them off immediately after finishing a climb! Very comfortable and technical.
The Masai is my go-to shoe for long route when I need comfort and support without sacrificing too much precision. I worn these for a summer of sampling some of the best granite in North America: Grand Tetons, Index, Squamish, and the Bugaboos. They are stiff enough to keep my feet from wearing down over hundreds, even thousands, of feet of climbing, yet sensitive enough to smear up stemming corners and glassy slabs. Even sizing them for a bit of comfort, I was able to climb hard granite pitches (up to 12+) with confidence in my feet.
Great edging shoe!
These shoes are perfect for technical facing climbing, where precision edging and smearing is a must. Sized a little roomier, they are fantastic shoes for long multi-pitch.
These shoes are comfortable for long routes, and still really precise for hard sections.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These things stand on dime edges like no other shoe I have worn. They're on the stiff side of things, but definitely not crazy stiff. I think what makes them so good at edging is that they don't have ANY slop. There is none of the typical feeling that the shoe is kinda rolling around your foot a few milimeters when you have to really stand on an edge. They have a pretty narrow fit, but even my average width feet felt comfy in them. If you have a low volume foot, these would definitely be a good fit.